Griffith University has partnered with Oceania Australia Foundation and Oceania Athletics Association (OAA) to provide a three-year Business Scholarship to a deserving Pacific Island athlete.
The scholarship will allow the athlete to undertake a three-year Business Degree whilst training and competing in athletics at the elite level. Full tuition, accommodation and support towards athletics costs is provided in conjunction with their Member Federation. The applicants were required to demonstrate that they were of university entry level standard and be participating at an elite level in the sport of athletics within/for their country.
A number of athletes submitted applications and a short list of candidates were interviewed by a panel from Griffith University and Oceania Australia Foundation.
OAA is excited to announce that the Scholarship has been awarded to Adrine Monagi of Papua New Guinea. Adrine is a sprint hurdler with a former background as a heptathlete. She has represented PNG at the World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Oceania Championships and Pacific Games. With a view to continuing to work within sport once her competitive career has finished, Adrine is constantly taking opportunities to further her experience behind the scenes, and is a current member of the OAA Athlete Commission and has participated in the World Athletics Gender Leadership course.
We look forward to watching Adrine’s progression with access to regular quality competition and coaching, along with the support from Griffith University to obtain a quality education.